Each Physiquality location is a member of PTPN, the nation’s premier network of physical, occupational and speech therapists in independent practice. To belong to PTPN, therapy offices must meet professional practice standards set by PTPN. This oversight means that Physiquality health and wellness services are supervised by credentialed therapists within each practice.

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Your pqIQ is how much you know about living a healthy, fit and active life – and how Physiquality can help you do just that. Explore these resources to build your health and wellness know-how.

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America’s obesity epidemic hasn’t budged, new research shows.
Chicago Tribune. October 13, 2017. Mike Stobbe.

For your brain’s sake, keep moving.
New York Times. October 4, 2017. Gretchen Reynolds.

Exercise can be a boon to people with Parkinson’s disease.
New York Times. January 23, 2017. Jane E. Brody.

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sports & fitness

Aqua cycling: A fun, soothing underwater workout.
Los Angeles Times. September 2, 2017. Lisa Boone.

The best running stride? The one that comes naturally.
New York Times. August 2, 2017. Gretchen Reynolds.

Vinyasa, Ashtanga or Bikram: The 101 on different types of yoga.
Chicago Tribune. September 29, 2017. Victoria Hoff.

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injury prevention & treatment

When sports injuries lead to arthritis in joints.
New York Times. August 14, 2017. Jane E. Brody.

How does physical therapy help after a cast comes off?
Physiquality. March 2, 2017.

A simple flashcard test to detect concussions.
New York Times. March 11, 2015. Gretchen Reynolds.

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children’s health

Losing fat, gaining brain power, on the playground.
New York Times. June 16, 2017. Gretchen Reynolds.

Feeding your minds: The importance of school lunches.
New York Times. June 5, 2017. Jane E. Brody.

Child’s play is good for all of us.
New York Times. May 3, 2017. Gretchen Reynolds.

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women’s health

Prenatal multivitamins linked to lower autism risk.
Chicago Tribune. October 13, 2017. Steven Reinberg.

How to run like a girl.
New York Times. Jen A. Miller.

Fibroids are the bane of many women — especially women of color.
Chicago Tribune. September 28, 2017. Darcel Rockett.

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aging well

New osteoporosis guidelines, treatment offer options.
Chicago Tribune. October 12, 2017. Bonnie Miller Rubin.

Tai Chi may help prevent falls.
New York Times. August 8, 2017. Nicholas Bakalar.

Getting older, sleeping less.
New York Times. January 16, 2017. Jane E. Brody.

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How physical therapy can help patients with breast cancer

with advice from Arizona Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Peltz and Associates Physical Therapy and Spooner Physical Therapy

Graphic of a breast cancer ribbon twisted into the shape of a runner. On a black background.

As we have written about in the past, cancer is one of the most prevalent and lethal diseases today. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society’s Statistics Center, more than 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. this year. 15% of those cases will be breast cancer, the most prevalent type of cancer.

The good news is that despite more Americans receiving a cancer diagnosis, death rates across multiple types of cancer are holding steady or decreasing, including for breast cancer survivors. In addition, it’s been shown that working with a physical therapist throughout treatment for breast cancer can help your body during cancer treatments, keeping you strong while your body withstands both the cancer and the treatments for it.

There are three key ways physical therapy can help breast cancer patients:

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Consult your personal physician before beginning any exercise program or self-treatment.